Bourbon & Beyond Returns For Third Year
With Eclectic Lineup Of Top Rock, Roots And Folk Acts, IncludingÂ Foo Fighters,
Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters,Â Zac Brown Band,
PlusÂ John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ TopÂ & Many More
The Worldâ€™s Largest Bourbon FestivalÂ Expands To Three Days, September 20, 21 & 22 In Louisville, KY
At Newly Created Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center
Â One-Of-A-Kind Event Offers Bourbon And Culinary ExperiencesÂ Featuring Master Distillers As Well As Celebrity Chefs
During Bourbon Heritage Month
Â Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 15 At 12:00 PM EDT
The Worldâ€™s Largest Bourbon Festival,Â Bourbon & Beyond, will make its anticipated return toÂ Louisville, KYÂ Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21,Â andSunday, September 22,Â expanding to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the regionâ€™s best distilleries at the newÂ Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. In addition to an unforgettable lineup of bourbon and chefs, music performers include a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts headlined byÂ Foo Fighters,Â Robert Plant And The Sensational Space ShiftersÂ (returning after originally being scheduled to appear in 2018) and theÂ Zac Brown Band.Â Additional acts includeÂ John Fogerty,Â Daryl Hall & John Oates,Â ZZ TopÂ (celebrating their 50thÂ anniversary in 2019),Â Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats,Â Trey Anastasio Band,Â Leon Bridges,Â The Flaming Lips,Â Alison Krauss,Â Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes,Â +LIVE+,Grace Potter,Â Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul,Â andÂ Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, among many others. In total, more than 45Â artists will play on three stages, including the side-by-side Oak and Barrel main stages and a bluegrass stage that will be curated by the genreâ€™s leading authority,Â The Bluegrass Situation.
Held duringÂ Bourbon Heritage Month,Â Bourbon & BeyondÂ also celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winningÂ spirits, master distillersÂ andÂ world-class chefs.Â Bourbon author, Amazon PrimeÂ host (Bourbon Up)Â andÂ expertÂ Fred MinnickÂ has curated one-of-a-kind tastings and seminars celebrating Louisvilleâ€™s world-renowned distilleries, while culinary curatorsÂ Edward LeeÂ (The Mind of A Chef) andÂ Anthony LamasÂ (Seviche) will team up to arrange special food experiences that will be announced soon.
â€œIf you could capture America in a bottle, it would be a bottle of bourbon. Itâ€™s a uniquely American creation, like jazz and baseball, and its beating heart is inÂ Louisville,â€ saysÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ producerÂ Danny Wimmer. â€œThis connection to the past has transformed Louisville into a city of the future. One of the most vibrant and diverse food scenes in the country has grown around bourbonâ€™s resurgence, and we tried to mirror that spirit with the great music lineup that we put together. I canâ€™t wait for people to visit this city in September and experience something that goes far beyond their preconception of what Louisville is.â€
Bourbon & BeyondÂ exclusiveÂ VIPÂ packages,Â General AdmissionÂ tickets,Â campingÂ andÂ hotelÂ packages, as well as special event tickets, go on saleÂ Friday, March 15Â atÂ 12:00 PM EDT.Â VisitÂ www.BourbonandBeyond.comÂ for more details.
Produced by premier independent festival producerÂ Danny Wimmer Presents, the third annualÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ will be held at a new festival location, theHighland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. All ofÂ DWPâ€™s Louisville festivals will take place at the new venue, including the first-everÂ Hometown RisingÂ Country Music & Bourbon FestivalÂ (Sept. 14-15) andÂ Louder Than LifeÂ (Sept. 27-29). Fans interested in attending all three weekends can purchase a specialÂ Trifesta Pass,which allows General Admission weekend accessÂ for theÂ discounted rate of onlyÂ $229.00Â plus fees. VisitÂ https://trifestapass.comÂ for more information.
The current music lineup forÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ is as follows (subject to change):
Friday, September 20:Â Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, +LIVE+, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke,Â [artist TBA], Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pearl, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah
Saturday, September 21:Â Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Jenny Lewis, Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, The White Buffalo, Maggie Rose, Patrick Droney, The Travelinâ€™ McCourys, Cedric Burnside, Ben Sollee
Sunday, September 22:Â Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Margo Price, Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, White Reaper, Whiskey Myers, Southern Avenue, Caroline Jones, Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, Front Country
The initial list of participating chefs atÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ includes:
- Edward LeeÂ (The Mind of A Chef,Â 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, Whiskey Dry)
- Graham ElliotÂ (Family Food Fight,Â Top Chef)
- The Voltaggio Brothers (MichaelÂ – Ink,Â Top ChefÂ &Â BryanÂ â€“ VOLT)
- Tiffani ThiessenÂ (â€œDinner At Tiffaniâ€™sâ€)
- Jamie BissonnetteÂ (Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey)
- Amanda FreitagÂ (The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking,Â Chopped)
- Anthony LamasÂ (Chef/Owner at Seviche)
- Brooke WilliamsonÂ (Top Chef,Â Knife Fight,Â House of Food)
- Jose SalazarÂ (Salazar, Mitaâ€™s, Goose and Elder)
- Ouita MichelÂ (Holly Hill Inn)
- Adam SobelÂ (Cal Mare)
- Jonathan SearleÂ (Lockbox)
- Matt AbdooÂ (Pig Beach)
- Rusty HamlinÂ (Papiâ€™s Taqueria, Zac Brownâ€™s Social Club, Atkins Park Restaurant)
- Sara BradleyÂ (Freight House)
- Kelsey Barnard ClarkÂ (KBC)
- Justin SutherlandÂ (Iron Chef America, Handsome Hog, Pearl and the Thief)
The festivalâ€™s centerpiece,Â Krogerâ€™s Big Bourbon BarÂ presented by Louisville Courier Journal,Â will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, and a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails fromÂ 1792,Â Angelâ€™s Envy, Barrell Bourbon,Â Bloody Butcherâ€™s Creed,Â Buffalo Trace,Â Coopersâ€™ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Kentucky Peerless,Â Michterâ€™s,Â Old Forester, StoneHammer, Wild TurkeyÂ andÂ more to be announced.
As part of this innovative partnership andÂ Krogerâ€™s commitment toÂ Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, 25 cents will be donated directly toÂ Dare to Care Food Bank(www.daretocare.org) from every ticket sold.Â Dare to Care Food BankÂ works to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle, andÂ Krogerâ€™s Zero Hunger | Zero WasteÂ initiative is their bold plan to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste in their company by 2025.
Fred Minnickâ€™s Mini Bar presented by the Bourbon Women AssociationÂ will showcase craft selections fromÂ Wilderness Trail,Â MB RolandÂ andÂ Bluegrass Distillery. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey barÂ TheÂ Silver DollarÂ will operateÂ The Hunterâ€™s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles.
The initial list of participating bourbon brands atÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ includesÂ 1792, Angelâ€™s Envy, Bardstown Bourbon, Barrell Bourbon, Blantonâ€™s, Bloody Butcherâ€™s Creed, Bluegrass Distillery,Â Boone County Distilling,Â Buffalo Trace, Coopersâ€™ Craft, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Knob Creek, Larceny, Makerâ€™s Mark, MB Roland, Michterâ€™s, Old Forester, Wild Turkey, Wilderness Trail, W.L. WellerÂ andÂ Woodford Reserve.
Whiskey sponsors also includeÂ Jack Danielâ€™s, High West Distillery, Uncle NearestÂ andÂ Southern Comfort.
Additional Bourbon, Food & Beverage Experiences available onsite include:
- Mash StageÂ bourbon and food demos
- Jack Danielâ€™sÂ No. 7 Sports Bar, where guests can enjoy NFL and college football games
- Tiki Barrel Bar presented byÂ Jim Beam
- Makerâ€™s Wanted Bar presented byÂ Makerâ€™s Mark
- Knob CreekÂ Bar
- Boone County DistillingÂ Back Porch
- The Char House presented byÂ Brown-Forman
- Jailhouse BBQ Presented byÂ Larceny Bourbon
- Buffalo Club presented byÂ Buffalo Trace
- Mardi Gras Bar presented byÂ Southern Comfort
- High WestÂ Whiskey Train
- The Speakeasy
- Angry OrchardÂ Tree Bar
- Lagunitas Craft BeerÂ Bar
- Take Me Home
- The Music Experience
In addition, attendees can enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided byÂ DWPâ€™s affiliate concessionaire,Â Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC. Festival attendees will be able to experience a taste of Louisville with selections from the following local and regional restaurants:Â Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crowâ€™s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Ehrlerâ€™s Ice Cream, Eliâ€™s BBQ,Â Heine Brothers Coffee,Â Hull And Highwater, Joellaâ€™s Hot Chicken, Merleâ€™s Whiskey Kitchen, Sarino, Seviche, and more.
Look for more food experience details to be announced soon.
Ticket prices forÂ Bourbon & BeyondÂ will be as follows:
- 3-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $169.50 + fees
- 3-Day Mint Experience VIP: starting at $579.50 + fees
- 3-Day Beyond VIP: $1,599.50 + fees
- Single Day General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees
- Single Day VIP: starting at $249.50 + fees
Mint Experience VIP ticketsÂ include access to The Mint Gardenâ€”an exclusive hang area with dedicated bars, comfortable furniture, and live audio/video streams of the Barrel and Oak Stages, plus front-of-stage viewing of the Barrel and Oak Stagesâ€”as well as a dedicated merchandise stand, premium, dedicated food offerings, air-conditioned, flushable restrooms, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival and a commemorative laminate and wristband.
Beyond VIP ticketsÂ include access to all Mint Experience VIP amenities PLUS a shaded viewing deck,Â air-conditioned lounge/tent with live audio/video streams of the Barrel and Oak Stages, all-inclusive premium drinks at 2 private bars within the hang area, complimentary hors d’oeuvres during set lunch and dinner hours, dedicated air-conditioned, flushable bathrooms, massage station, complimentary lockers with cell-phone chargers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Beyond VIP Concierge staff and a commemorative Beyond VIP laminate and wristband.
Bourbon & BeyondÂ sponsors includeÂ Kentucky Department of Tourism, Louisville Tourism, Kroger, Lagunitas, Red Bull,Â Zyn, Fxck Cancer, Titoâ€™s Handmade Vodka, Angry Orchard, Bourbon Women Association, Kentucky Distillersâ€™ Association (KDA),Â Glencairn Crystal, and Eagle Nest Outfitters.
TheÂ Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo CenterÂ are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.
Bourbon & BeyondÂ isÂ produced by Los Angeles-basedÂ Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.DWPÂ events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.
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About Danny Wimmer Presents:Â Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and more.
About Fred Minnick:Â After serving in Iraq in 2004,Â Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick found a new home in bourbon. Today, heâ€™s the editor-in-chief ofÂ Bourbon+ MagazineÂ and star of the Amazon Prime showÂ Bourbon Up. Since 2006, Minnick’s covered bourbon for theÂ New York Times,Â Scientific American,Â USA Today,Â Whisky Advocate,Â Whisky MagazineÂ and many more. He’s written seven books, includingÂ Whiskey Women,Â Bourbon CuriousÂ and the 2017 Spirited Winner for World’s Best Spirits Book,Â Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. He serves as the official bourbon curator for Bourbon & Beyond and is the Bourbon Authority for the Kentucky Derby Museum. Learn more atÂ FredMinnick.com.